In simple terms the maximum resolution that can be displayed on a standard TV set is 720 x 576 for PAL compatible signals, and 720 x 480 for NTSC signals. For various reasons the actual displayed resolution will be less than this.
normally crt tv's cant accept this 800x600 resolution
Sorry but my TV accepts 1024x768 with 7300 out with S-vid to vid.
The problem cld be the the selection of display format(PAL) as default setting is NTSC.
Even Gr.cards upscales to 1080 & if you dont select it properly,display can distort.
Lastly cable,converter can be faulty.
Spiro is that a CRT TV you have? If so I would be interested in the make/model. Or is it LCD/Plasma...
i have set-top from coship in my showroom, i has composite video, s-video and component video. i connected all those three video outputs to my 29" philips crt tv for demo in my showroom at chennai. all three video inputs differs from each by colour, contrast, black level depth, and picture shaking artifacts. the composite is the least and it gives a bad video quality, the s-video it somehow improves the quality by improving picture stablizing and some differnts in colours, but its the best in black level depth or in contrast level. the final component gives really a good clean black level details,good balanced colours throughout the video and great improvement from contrast of the overall picture.
so, from my conclusion and experience, i had from those three video outputs, im giving this deatils for you.even i demonstrates this to my customers in the showroom.